Brandy Ellis - Scouts
Winners Winners in the Ukiah Bowl-O- Ree received their awards Thursday evening at the Boy Scout Roundtable at Ukiah's Presbyterian Church. From the left are Ken Wickstrom, assistant district commissioner commissioner from Willits, who was second place in the adult division. division. Ken Wolff, at the right, district executive, was first place winner in the adults. Brian Robinson, of Troop 42, Willits next to Wickstrom, was first place winner among the scouts. Second place went to Brandy Ellis, center, from Troop 42. The third place winner, winner, Stacy Charlesworth, also is a member of Troop 42, Willits. Consumer's corner (Editor's Note: This newscolumn is written by Dr. Richard Oksas of St. Francis Medical Center (Lynwood, CA) Consumer's Drug Information Service. The questions are selected from actual telephone calls made by the public. Should you have any questions related to prescription, nonprescription, nonprescription, foreign investigation or street drugs, they can be answered by calling the service at (213) 631-DRUG (Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to6:30p.m.,PST). Q. Besides the obvious health problems related to misuse of alcohol, what are the latest scientific findings about risks from heavy drinking? A. I interpret that the obvious problems you refer to are accidents due to drunk driving and illness involved with alcoholism (eg. malnourishment, ulcers, liver and nerve damage). Other findings associated with alcohol abuse relate to its harmful effects upon reproduction and interactions with other drugs. In terms of human reproduction, clinical research now appears to indicate indicate that chronic (long term or heavy) alcohol use may produce problems problems in men as well as women. A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School for the National Institutes of Health showed that males suffering from drinking problems exhibited a measurable decrease in the production of their normal normal sex hormone, testosterone. This inturn was associated with observable observable symptoms of impotence, sterility and feminization (change in hair and fat patterns).